LGBTQI Mental Health

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Lecture Overview

LGBTQI-identifying Australians have the highest suicide rate of any group, and this rate may be even higher due to underreporting. This session discusses the mental health needs of the LGBT community and ways you can support them in your practice.


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Geoffrey Ahern

Geoffrey Ahern is a senior mental health clinician and educator who splits his time between working with people in a mental health crisis in the ED setting and working proactively to educate other health professionals and the community about how to better understand mental health problems, as well as substance use and addiction. Over the years, he has gained extensive experience in emergency and trauma, rural nursing, alcohol and other drug counselling, and psychiatric nursing across both the public and private sectors. He holds a masters of health science (mental health and addiction). Geoff is particularly fascinated by the impact that exercise, nutrition, community, meaning and purpose, and practices like yoga have on a person’s mental health, as well as living a simple life of reflection, contentment and wonderment. See Educator Profile

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First Published12 January 2020
Updated12 January 2020
02 January 2022
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